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How I Gave Up Eating Meat

Monday 17th September 2018

Fear not, this isn't a blog about the benefits of going vegetarian! This is about habit change. Changing habits is hard, especially when we have been doing them for a long time. So I wanted to share with you how I went from a regular at Rib Room…

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11 Assessments every Executive Should Take

Thursday 16th August 2018

We're delighted to see Forbes acknowledging all of the assessments we use at FH Insights as essentials for business professionals. Here is what the members of the Forbes Coaching Council said about…

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In Praise of Management

Sunday 12th August 2018

We often start training programmes with a discussion on the differences between managers and leaders and we typically get responses like this - "leaders inspire and motivate and managers instruct and punish", "leaders create opportunities and managers stifle creativity", and so on. My response is that they are describing BAD managers. Often our perception of 'management' so often defaults to the negative stereotypical view. If all companies have managers then they must serve a purpose. Surely management is important otherwise why not…

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The Four Domains – Frequently Asked Questions

Sunday 15th July 2018

You may have noticed within StrengthsFinder that all of the 34 themes are often represented in different colours - red, orange, purple and blue. These colours represent the 'Four Domains of Team Strength'. The colours are - Red - Strategic Thinking Themes Those…

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Using the Five Dysfunctions of a Team Model to Raise the Performance of your Team

Sunday 17th June 2018

The Five Dysfunctions of a team is a model from teams expert Patrick Lencioni that helps to understand some of the common challenges faced by teams. You might recognise some of these 'dysfunctions' from teams you have worked in or are currently working in. The model works from the bottom up, and progress up the pyramid depends on solving the dysfunction below. So if you think you have a fear of conflict, the real problem is that you are…

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Tips for using the GROW model

Thursday 17th May 2018

The GROW Model is a simple and effective tool that we always recommend people who are new coaching to use. GROW is a model to use during a…

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Supporting your Coaching Journey with StrengthsFinder

Sunday 6th May 2018

Self-awareness is 'the conscious knowledge of one's own character and feelings'; it is one of the fundamental elements of emotional intelligence and sets apart the mature from the naïve and enables us to engage in true learning and self-development. After all, if you don't know where you are now, how do you know where you want to get to and how you will get there? Self-awareness is the basic starting block for self-improvement. Coaching in itself is…

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The Cost of Bad Hiring and how to do it Right

Thursday 15th March 2018
Nathalie Spree

You're under pressure, the vacancy in the sales team that has been open for several weeks has not yet been filled, you haven't found a candidate that you've been 100% happy with and the team is starting to complain. How bad could it be to just get someone in, for now, to fill the position, keep management happy,…

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StrengthsFinder Success!

Wednesday 21st February 2018

StrengthsFinder is a brilliant tool with proven results in improving employee engagement; reducing staff turnover; making employees more productive and improving relationships amongst colleagues. Companies that have adopted a Strengths philosophy include Microsoft, Cisco, Facebook, Philips, Intel and Rackspace. Being Strengths focussed means that as an organisation you focus on, celebrate and develop individuals in line with their natural talents rather than focussing on and trying to develop weaknesses. So if you want to introduce StrengthsFinder to your organisation how do…

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